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Mark Lund Photography + Homeroom Studio

Lots of eye candy for you today! I have a crush on Mark Lund, well at least his work anyway. Whenever I see it, I instantly know it must be him and when I check the image credits I’m usually right. I’m sure you do the same thing with some of your favorite photographers, too.


I first discovered Mark in the pages of Real Simple magazine, but he works for lots of high profile clients so I’m sure you’ve spotted his photography in some of your favorite magazines and advertisements too. In addition to Mark Lund Photography where he shoots interiors and such, he also runs Homeroom Studio in New York City (pictures of his studio space here), where he is the director of photography. Homeroom Studio deals mostly with in-studio still life product photography.


Just look at some of his work, it’s glorious. I’m sure that you’ll instantly recognize some of it. And be sure to check out both of his websites for more beautiful imagery to inspire you today.

(all images from Mark Lund Photography + Homeroom Studio)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, walls on April 16, 2008

Emily Barletta

Enchanting… I stumbled upon the work of Emily Barletta for the first time yesterday as I roamed the web clicking from one blogroll to the next and ultimately landing on her blog and then her website. Wow. It was worth the journey. I’m still trying to recover from the explosion of beauty…


I know some of you will think this stuff is pretty ‘out there’ but I love contemporary art (esp. fiber art) and have to share Emily’s work with you just because. These crochet and embroidered pieces are not only stunning, but are obviously designed from the heart as I can’t even imagine the level of skill and time it would take to construct them. You have to love what you’re doing to create art so captivating and detailed.


Emily lives and works in Brooklyn and seems to have a lot going on this year if you’d like to catch her work live here’s her schedule. These creations remind me of sea life, the materials and organic shapes, it’s all so interesting to view up close on her site. I’d love to frame a smaller work of hers, I like three dimensional art and think it adds an unexpected twist to the walls, especially since most of the work currently on display in the average home consists of prints and paintings.

If you’d like to know more about her, My Love For You interviewed her recently right here. Please take a moment to read it, it’s quite fascinating. And Emily if you’re reading this, your work touched me today and I’m sure many decor8 readers will enjoy seeing it as well, thank you for putting yourself and your art out there for all to see, what you’re doing really does matter though you may at times doubt it or find blogging a chore it really does make a difference so keep pressing forward! (Yes, I read your rant about blogging.)

(images from emily barletta)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on April 15, 2008

Restless Things {Olivia Jeffries}

Olivia Jeffries just released 4 limited edition prints today in the Restless Things Shop, all are signed and ready to go. Of course, these are in addition to her current works, which are equally enchanting…

I’ve talked about her on decor8 before but in case you’re new here, Olivia obtained her BA in Printmaking and Photomedia from the Norwich School of Art and Design in the UK. She’s currently pursuing exhibition opportunities both nationally and internationally, so if you are a store or gallery coordinating an event please contact her directly. I’d love to see her work visit us here in New England! Olivia also maintains a blog so her fans can keep up with her, it’s called Sweet as a Loon Bird.

(images from olivia jeffries)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, etsy, walls on April 14, 2008

Diana Brennan Photography – 10% Discount

I really like photographer Diana Brennan. She’s an interesting, sweet and all around genuine person. She’s a nature lover too, like so many of us. Her photos are a study of natural history as she shoots in museums and I find them so interesting, I even grabbed my husband and showed him her photos because her subject matter isn’t typical and I like that it sets her apart from the pack. It made me think of natural history museums as a bit more of an exciting place to spend an afternoon too. I plan to bring my camera and use the lens as a more creative way to view displays going forward.


Last Fall I was at the Landesmuseum in Hannover and saw an amazing exhibit that I liked so much that I stayed in the exhibition hall for nearly 2 hours just gazing into the display cases. I wish I had taken photos and I remember being annoyed that I had forgotten my trust camera as I stood there amidst so many inspiring displays. If you’re in Hannover anytime soon the exhibit runs until May and is called Fantastische Riesen und bizarre Zwerge – Fr?chte und Samen der Sammlung Erika Schmidt which was all about large and small seed pods found all over the world curated by Prof. Dr. Erika Schmidt from the Institut f?r Landschaftsarchitektur in Dresden. I think if Diana Brennan could see this exhibit she’d be moved to photograph it for her own collection of photos because the seed pods, illustrations, and watercolors were amazing. I had never been so moved at a natural history museum before.



If you are interested in Diana’s work, she’s offering decor readers an exclusive 10% discount if you mention decor8 during checkout in the comments box. At that point, you’ll need to wait a few moments and Diana will send you a revised invoice (of how I wish Etsy would allow stores to create discount codes!).

Thank you Diana for sharing your fascinating and wonderful photography.

(images from diana brennan)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, walls on April 11, 2008

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